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After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin, Jennifer spent 5 years traveling the globe for a sports marketing company and was brought back to Austin working under the dome of the State Capitol as the prestigious Calendars Committee Clerk for the Texas House of Representatives.  After her third legislative session, she decided to pursue her real estate career.  

 Being blessed by the unique opportunity to be mentored by top producer and industry leader, Laura Gottesman, Broker/Owner of Gottesman Residential Real Estate, Jennifer learned the ins and outs of the Austin real estate market as well as the importance of relationships, hard work, and integrity within the industry.  She gained first hand experience being involved in the buying and selling of luxury homes as well as marketing each property individually to fit each seller’s goals within the changing Austin market. 

 Six years into her real estate career, Jennifer has been blessed to be one of the top producers in the growing Austin real estate market.  For the past three years, she has been awarded the top honor of being included in Austin's Elite 25. Jennifer is grateful for the opportunity to work in this fast paced market and knows what it takes to work hard and be successful.  Her non stop work ethic, loyal clientele, positive relationships among the realtor community, and determination to bring the highest level of professionalism and service to each of her clients has catapulted her success.  Her ultimate fulfillment is achieving her client's goals.  She feels extremely blessed to have the faith and trust of her client's and friends and these relationships continue long after the closing table.   Out of the office, she can be found skiing or surfing on Lake Austin, running Lady Bird Lake with her lab Gypsy or fishing down on the Texas coast. 

- Member of Elite 25

- Austin Luxury Network Member

- Member of National Association of Realtors

- Member of Texas Association of Realtors

- Member of Austin Board of Realtors

- BA, McCombs School of Business, University of Texas

- Native Texan, 18 year Austin resident

- Barre instructor at MOD fitness, Yoga instructor at Wanderlust Yoga

- Elizabeth Ann Seton, board member

- Proud Support, Foster Angels of Central Texas


Jennifer is assisted by Taylor Kessler, REALTOR®. 

Taylor Kessler, REALTOR

Taylor had the privilege of growing up in many diverse areas. Born in Park City, Utah, she then spent the first half of her life in Palm Springs, California where her father was a builder/developer. During Taylor’s early teenage years, her parents relocated to Santa Barbara. The architecture in Santa Barbara is like no other city. From craftsman bungalows to historic Spanish adobe to palatial stone estates, Taylor really took in the diverse beauty. This ignited her passion for real estate and helped develop her keen eye for architecture and design. She interned in Dublin, Ireland where she studied international real estate and then continued her real estate career on the west side of Los Angeles. From there, Taylor moved to Austin, Texas where she works under Jennifer Welch to provide exceptional service and expertise to their clients. When not working, Taylor’s hobbies include spending time outdoors, spending time with family and friends, cooking, traveling, camping, and spending time on the water.

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When we were interviewing agents to work with Jennifer was far and above the others we spoke with.  She was so incredibly knowledgeable and helpful when it came to information about different neighborhoods, more details about property taxes and Texas being a non-disclosure state, etc.  Most others I spoke with had a "let me know how I can help you" mantra, when Jennifer had a "here's what you need to know and this is how I can help you" attitude.  Throughout the process she was constantly communicating, sending us additional information, and opening our eyes to areas we hadn't thought of.  The cherry on top was when she showed up at our closing - something we've never had an agent do before!

Ross and Melissa Hudgens



Amazing!  This word describes the home we found, the experience we had in finding it, but most importantly the person who helped us find it.  A home is more than just where you live and sleep and Jen understands this.  She didn't just send us MLS listings.  Jen sat with us, got to know us and helped us come to the realization of what we really wanted.  I couldn't be happier with our home, and the process we took to live in it.  She'll forever be a part of our family now! 

Miguel and Alex Garza


Prior to working with Jennifer we honestly and unfortunately thought being a realtor was an easy job that didn’t require much skill. Jennifer proved us wrong. We now know that choosing an experienced realtor like Jennifer can make a huge difference in your experience and outcome. Choosing a realtor to sell your home can be stressful; between family, friends, neighbors, and local experts you will likely have many options and may feel obligated to one or many. We interviewed all of the above and could not be happier that we chose to work with Jennifer. Jennifer offered her honest, unfiltered opinion of what our house was worth and what we needed to do in order to get maximum value for our home. She listened carefully to our needs and her communication from our first meeting through closing was impeccable. She worked hard throughout the process and there was not a single detail too small for her to address with her full attention. Jennifer flexed her expertise from marketing strategies, listing price, open houses, negotiations, and closing. We had multiple stressful and difficult issues arise throughout our process and it’s likely the deal would have fallen apart if Jennifer was not our agent. We are thankful to have had the opportunity to work with Jennifer and would recommend her to everyone.  

Robert and Meghann Kreiner



I can't explain the gift we were given when Jennifer called and said "I think this is the one", referring of course to the house we would put an offer on the next day before ever coming on the market. Realtors like Jennifer and Laura get to know their clients and what their vision for a home is and then they find it. Our vision was a retreat on some acreage with a guesthouse near downtown Austin. Jennifer kind of kidded us about that criteria when the search began because that's pretty specific and unique. And sure enough we now live in our dream house on 3 acres with a guest house 2 miles from Zilker with everything else and more than we ever imagined for a home for our family. We're forever indebted!

Katie Kime Henry


As first time home buyers in Austin's competitive market, we knew having a top-notch agent would be important. Jen's market knowledge and professionalism exceeded our expectations and ultimately found us our dream home. Simply put, we couldn't have picked a better agent.

Kirk Goehring and Caroline Lomax


Buying and selling your home is a very personal and can be an emotional event in people’s lives.  Jen has the unique capability of allowing the experience to be personal but she also brings the knowledge and professionalism needed to complete the transactions.  Her experience and relationships with the realtor community is priceless. She was able to help us not only find and buy our new home off market but also to sell our existing home off the market. Jen has the personality and experience to be the perfect realtor for anyone. 

Alan and Cristen Daniel


Jennifer Welch is a true jewel. She did an amazing job staging our home, pricing it properly, being present for showings, and quickly securing great buyers for us. She is professional, competent, responsive, and all around a genuinely good person.

Bhumi and Robbie


Jennifer and her team made my move to Austin seamless and hassle free. Coming from a Phoenix real estate market that can only be outdone in craziness by the Austin market, it was important to have someone with local knowledge, an inside track, and a great team that was ready to make moves quickly. Jennifer was always responsive and went above and beyond for my cross country move, even helping to take delivery of my car that arrived before I got into town.

Five stars all the way around, buying or selling, Jennifer is an Austin pro! 

Jake Krabbe

One-of-a-kind is how to describe Jennifer Welch! Jennifer is more than just an agent; she is a true partner throughout the entire selling and buying process. She was there every step of the way in helping us first sell our condo in downtown Austin. Jennifer guided us on setting the right price and when we received multiple offers in one weekend, she helped us understand the advantages of each offer and select the one that best met our needs.  Jennifer also helped us buy our first home together and navigate what seemed to be a market that was changing overnight with new demands set by sellers. She advised us honestly and directly on every offer and was available night and day to talk through our questions, no matter how big or small. Jennifer even went as far to help us pivot quickly to a local lender who understood the demands of this seller's market. Thanks to Jennifer’s deep relationships across the industry, we were able to find our dream home through an off-market listing in our preferred neighborhood. We are forever grateful to Jennifer and her stellar team!



Sara Levy and Daniel Sherizen


Jennifer Welch , Broker Associate, Elite 25

Gottesman Residential Real Estate

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